2014 Saltire Society Civil Engineering Award Winner

The Helix

The project involved a wide range of stakeholders and provided regeneration to the area resulting in tangible benefits to the environment, local community and economy. The Kelpies have quickly become another iconic must see visitor attraction and will be an internationally recognised landmark for many years to come.

The Helix Trust – Client

Scott Sculptures – Kelpies Designer

Atkins – Kelpies Structural Designer

Grontmij - Civil Engineering Designers

SKM - Design Consultants

Gleeds – Cost Manager. Project Manager and Building Manager

Lightfolio – Lighting Designers

Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering – Contractor, Canal Extension, Bridges and Locks

Raynesway Construction – Contractor, Access Road and Car Park

RJ McLeod (Contractors) – Contractor, Greenspace

SH Structures Ltd – Contractor, Kelpies

Ironside Farrar – Masterplanners, Planners, Landscape Architects,
Civil Engineers, Environmental Consultants.  

Jephson Robb – Sentinel artist

Mouchel – CDM Coordinator



Dounreay Low Level Waste and Demolition Low Level Waste

for Construction

The project demonstrates an exceptionally high level of project management and construction expertise to deliver the first purpose-built, low-level nuclear waste storage and management facility in Scotland and only the second in the UK.


Dounreay Site Restoration Limited - Client

Graham Construction - Contractor

Mott MacDonald - Contractor’s Designer


 SSE Hydro Arena

for Design

The SSE Hydro Arena demonstrates the skills of the structural engineer in turning the architectural aspirations to deliver a landmark structure into reality.

The SECC Ltd - Client

Arup - Engineer

Foster + Partners - Architect

Lend Lease - Contractor


Waverley Station Renewals
Package 2

for Project


The project demonstrates a high degree of collaborative working on a vast, very complex site, the finished project offering a considerable improvement to the travel through the Station and is a valuable upgrade of a key asset on the rail network.


Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering – Principal Contractor

Network Rail - Client

WSP Group - Designer

XERVON Palmers - Scaffolding, Blasting, Painting and Steel Repairs

Charles Henshaw - Glazing System

M&S Steelwork - Glazing Support Systems

Ballantines of Boness - Cast Iron Replacement

Alex Steele Stone Masons - Stone Masonry

Forth Electrical Services - Electrical Installation

Leiths (Scotland) - Surfacing


Shore Road Bridge Reconstruction

for Project

The project demonstrates a high degree of collaborative working on a complex scheme, its completion is a highly aesthetic improvement to the urban environment of Stirling and is a lasting asset to the rail network.

Network Rail - Client

BAM Nuttall - Principal Contractor

AECOM - Designer

Macrete - Supplier

Lytag - Supplier

Mammoet - Supplier

Bardon Concrete - Supplier

Check-it Scaffolding - Supplier

Tony Gee & Partners - Cat III Checker (Designer)

Shore Road Stakeholders - First ScotRail, Stirling Council


Glentarken Bridge

for Small Community Project

The local effort to deliver this superb community asset is deserving of high praise and the bridge’s construction in a technically difficult location for a modest outlay is a great achievement.


Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Authority - Client

St Fillans Community Development Trust - Client

G.F. Rural Bridges - Designer

McGowan Outdoor Access Ltd - Contractor

Mabey Bridges—Sub Contractors